Salem Cemetery, 4 pics

Salem Cemetery Composition 1

The Salem Cemetery was originated by the Moravian Church in the 1770s.  Currently over 40 acres in size, its rolling hills create a unique resting place for over 6000 souls.  After work last Thursday, I visited as late afternoon was transitioning into sunset.  The long shadows and dramatic lighting offered several photographic opportunities.

Salem Cemetery Composition 1
Salem Cemetery Composition 1
Old Salem Cemetery Composition 3
Salem Cemetery Composition 3
Salem Cemetery Composition 2
Salem Cemetery Composition 2
Salem Cemetery Composition 4
Salem Cemetery Composition 4
Thanks for stopping by today.  Happy Easter.

Plant 64 Birdland

Leaving work a few months ago, I noticed a large flock of birds occupying a nearby water tower.  With the sun setting and rather dramatic clouds behind the tower, I wished I had my Nikon full frame camera.  Then I thought, hey, in my pocket I have a decent camera on my Samsung S5.

Plant 64 Birdland
Plant 64 Birdland

I ended up spending just as much time working on this image as I typical do on shots from my Nikon; including an emulation of Kodak Ektachrome slide film to get some fine grain structure and extra color punch. Perhaps I’ve been a bit of a snob regarding the ability of a mobile phone to capture a worthy image.  I once heard another photographer say “the best camera is the one you have on you”.